Gender Dimensions in Disaster Management: A Guide for South Asia

Citation:

Ariyabandu, Madhavi Malalgoda, and Maithree Wickramasinghe. 2013. Gender Dimensions in Disaster Management: A Guide for South Asia. Warwickshire: Practical Action Publishing.

Authors: Madhavi Malalgoda Ariyabandu, Maithree Wickramasinghe

Abstract:

This is the first book to look at gender issues in disasters in the context of South Asia, where disasters have a crucial impact on the development process. It shows how exploring the specific capacities and vulnerabilities of men and women in disaster situations, and taking account of them, will improve the chance of success in development projects. The book also includes two sets of guidelines, for policy makers and for practitioners, to help them address these issues in planning and implementing development and disaster management programmes. (Practical Action Publishing)

Annotation:

Table of Contents: 

1. Introduction - Gender Dimension in Disaster Management

2. An Alternate Approach to Disasters

3. Impact of Disasters on Women and Men: Realities for South Asia

4. Recognizing Community Capacities 

5. Current Practice: The Absence of Gender Sensitivity in Disaster Management 

6. Agendas for Change: Policy and Practice

7. Agenda for Policy Makers: Guidelines for Disaster Management Practitioners

8. Guidelines for Disaster Management Practitioners

Topics: Development, Environment, Environmental Disasters, Gender Regions: Asia, South Asia

Year: 2013

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